Cara Doc – “Parole”

Credit: Aaron Shanley

“Parole” is the sweltering, moody debut single from Cara Doc, an artist from the north coast of Ireland. The track comes via her upcoming album, Ode to the Oversoul.

Hazy acoustics and a solemn twangy accompaniment guide alongside Cara’s ghostly vocals. “And I’m grateful,” she ascends, concluding with a smoky “got me out on parole,” punctuation with late-night organs. A striking melodic shift past the three-minute mark — the “out on patrol,” refrain — closes the track on a wholly satiating note. “Parole” consumes with its intoxicating, smoke-filled atmosphere and compelling vocal work.

The track was recorded and co-produced by Michael Mormecha at Tree Song Studios, and features the guitar work of John ‘Doc Doherty’ (The Xdreamysts, Tony Villiers & The Villains).

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 2022’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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